Stories about Thai Food

Thai food blogs written by Richard:

Choosing a Cooking School in Chiang Mai
"A Lot of Thai" Cooking School
The Four Flavours
McDonalds in Thailand
What do monks eat for breakfast?
Thai Superstitions about Food
Eating Pork on a Hot Plate
Top 10 Thai Street Food
Top 10 Thai Food
Doing Atkins diet in Thailand
Fat Children in Thailand
Visiting a Thai Restaurant
Thai People and Meals

Cheese Sandwiches
Thai Food from the Central Region
Thai Food from the Northern Region
Thai Food from the Southern Region
Thai Food from the Northeastern Region
Top 10 School Lunches
Thai School Lunches
Thai School Snackshop
Eating Lunch at School

Thai food blogs written by Wit:

How to Make Iced Tea
Making Pad Baigrapao
Red, White and... Thai?

Thai Food Quizzes:

Thai Food Picture Quiz
Menu Decoder - Noodles
Menu Decoder - Curry
Menu Decoder - Rice
Menu Decoder - Soup
Thai Drinks
Thai Foodstalls
In the Thai Kitchen Quiz
Herbs & Spices Picture Quiz
Vegetables Picture Quiz

Latest Food Blogs:

Fried Noodles in soy sauce
Khanom Chun
Fried rice with pork
Stir-fried pork with holy basil
Tom Yum Kung
Stir-fried pork with long beans
Foi Thong - Golden Threads
Noodles in a thick gravy

Meals with Rice:

Fried Rice with Shrimp Paste
Chinese Chicken Rice
Chicken with Yellow Rice
Rice Porridge with Pork


Yellow Curry with Chicken
Massaman Curry
Chicken and Wax Gourd curry
Stir-fried Chicken with Curry Powder
Sour Curry


Thai Fried Noodles
Noodles in Fish Curry


Chicken Coconut soup


Fried Mackerel with Shrimp Paste Sauce
Fish Curry in a Cup
rolled wafer
Coconut Pudding with Mussels
Fish Cakes

Crispy Fried Catfish

Other Dishes:

Stir-fried Chicken with cashew nuts
Stuffed omlette
Rice Pancakes
Thai Sausages
Satay Pork in Peanut Sauce
Papaya Salad
Fried Quail Eggs
Fried Insects


Khanom Buang (Crispy Pancakes)
Khanom Jaak (Nipa Palm dessert)
Khanom La
Khanom Mor Gaeng (Custard Pudding)
Bananas in Syrup
Sticky Rice in Banana Leaves
Sticky Rice and bananas
Sticky Rice Slices
Steamed Pandanus Cake
Coconut Puddings
Ice Cream in a Bread Roll
Poorman's Pancakes
Pad Thai in an omlette

Restaurant Meals:

Thai Restaurant Menu - 01
Thai Restaurant Menu - 02
Thai Restaurant Menu - 03
Thai Restaurant Menu - 04
Thai Restaurant Menu - 05
Thai Restaurant Menu - 06

Top 10 Web Sites:


These food blogs originally appeared on our sister site at These web sites are part of the Paknam Web Community.

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McDonalds in Thailand

I don't really make a habit of going to McDonald's in Thailand. I know a lot of tourists do. I usually stay away, partly because the price is a little expensive and also because there is so much good Thai food here at a fraction of the price. It is funny really, because back home McDonald's is somewhere you go for a cheap meal when you go out. However, in Thailand it is almost the opposite. As it costs more, it is prestigious to be seen in McDonalds! Actually, KFC is a lot more popular here in Thailand compared to McDonalds. But still, you will quite often see the place packed.

When I was backpacking across Asia, I made a note in my diary of the price of a cheeseburger in every country that I visited. I thought it would be interesting to compare. So, I did a bit of a McDonalds Tour of the World! From Pushkin Square in Moscow and on to Beijing and finally Bangkok. That was back in the early 1990's when there wasn't many around. But, now there are hundreds in each country.

I know we get quite a few students visiting our blogs who are doing projects on comparing cost of living and lifestyles between two different countries. So, today I will give you a rundown of a menu at McDonalds so that you can compare to your homecountry. However, the size of portions might vary. I believe the Big Mac here is a lot bigger than the one in the UK for some reason. Anyway, at present, US$1 is about 40 baht.

Cheeseburger (29 baht), hamburger (19 baht), Pork Burger (19 baht), Pepper Chicken burger (19 baht), Big Mac (60 baht), Filet-O-Fish (48 baht), McChicken (48 baht), Samurai Pork Burger (48 baht), Double Cheeseburger (60 baht), Crispy McD 2pcs (63 baht), Spicy McD 2 (63 baht), McNugget 6 pieces (39 baht), McSalad Shaker (32 baht), McFries regular size (19 baht), Coke small size (19 baht), McFloat (19 baht), Cone (9 baht), Pies (19 baht)and Sundae (19 baht).

If you are learning Thai, you might be interested in the conversations my students wrote a year or so ago:

You will find menus, conversations and a lot more!

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